Top Coffee in Sedona

by: Editor on 11/20/2015

Sedona does coffee right—after all, when you’re surrounded by so much natural beauty begging to be explored, you have to be alert for those early morning outings! Best Western Sedona features bottomless Arabica coffee at breakfast, and there’s a state-of-the-art coffee maker in your room, but it’s also worth checking out the numerous cafes in the area. Java Love Café Coffee Roasters features house-roasted beans, outdoor seating, and they’re up at the crack of dawn with you at 6am.

The Coffee Pot Restaurant features “breakfast amidst rock formations,” otherwise known as the ultimate Sedona experience. Pink Java Café is a local favorite, and of course there’s Starbucks for travelers who want something familiar (and perhaps pumpkin-spiced!).

Cup of coffee

Coffee Up!

Theia’s is a delectable café open until 6pm, serving delicious treats alongside perfect java. At Trailhead Tea, you can get both your coffee and tea strong before heading out for your next adventure. Heartline Café is known for unique eats paired with great views.

There’s the Golden Goose Café, marrying Americana fare with Italian favorites. Don’t miss out on the Tea Light Café, a Vietnamese inspired hot spot open until 8pm. The Jazz Bouquet Floral and Tea Shop, Black Cow Café, and Sedona Sweet Arts are also great options for your caffeine fix.

Your Hotel Christmas Guide

by: Editor on 11/20/2015

Traveling during the holidays doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate! Many restaurants in town will have special holiday hours, and many will feature unique holiday dishes. Ask the front desk staff about their recommendations, including an abundance of events and festivals around town.


Home for the Holidays

Everyone’s idea of the holidays is different, and packing during this time of year can be a little challenging. If you exchange gifts, make sure to shop and wrap early—and perhaps bring some small token gifts with you to open on the big day. Slip into a coffee shop for a seasonal treat with pumpkin spice or cranberry pastries.

You’re in charge of your memories and how you celebrate, so make the most of it while you’re away from home!

Upcoming Sedona Concerts

by: Editor on 11/20/2015

Your December concert options are nearly endless in Sedona, whether you’re after a traditional holiday quarter show or want to check out world-class entertainment in a local venue. On December 11th Jake Dean will be in town at the Olde Sedona Restaurant and Bar, taking the stage at 9pm and offering a night of entertainment and dancing that you’ll never forget. Even better, it’s just a few miles from Best Western Sedona!

The OTCA Holiday Concert on December 12th kicks off at 7pm at the Old Town Center for the Arts. The annual series promises to be the best ever in 2015, playing both classic and modern holiday music. The best singers and performers in all of Arizona head to Cottonwood to celebrate the holiday season in style.


Music to Your Ears

See Anthony Mazzella in concert on November 28th, featured at the Sedona Creative Life Center. Dubbed the “guitar wizard,” it’s the perfect way to begin the holiday season—if you’re not scouring Sedona for those Black Friday deals, of course. In Cornville, you’ll find PK Gregory at the Page Springs Cellars performing December 12th at 5:30pm.

Keith Okie comes to Oak Creek Brewing Company on December 18th at 8pm, and you’ll find a host of live music on recurring event calendars at bars all around the area.

Sedona’s Best New Year’s Celebrations

by: Editor on 11/20/2015

Make the most of the biggest party night of the year, even if you’re in transit. At Best Western Sedona, you have a smorgasbord of New Year’s celebrations just a few miles away—and of course, getting taxi service to and from your destinations can be handled by the front desk staff. Most restaurants in town offer special menus with a champagne toast, such as Oak Creek in the Amara Resort. Book early, as the restaurants do fill up!

The Sedona New Year’s Winter Masquerade Ball is the biggest gala in town, with live jazz, a DJ leading the countdown, and a balloon drop. Located at Ken’s Creekside on Hwy 179, tickets are just $25, and there will be a line of cabs waiting right after midnight to whisk you back to your hotel.


Countdown to 2016

Many in Sedona choose to take advantage of the natural beauty and plan an alternative NYE celebration. For example, taking a Pink Jeep Tour to see the stars, Chapel of the Rocks and other must-stop destinations is gaining in popularity. You can also make it a night of personal reflection at the massive red rocks, or slip into a nearby pub for a low-key celebration.

No matter how you ring in 2016, doing so in Sedona will make it one to remember!

The Javelina Leap Sunday Brunch

by: Editor on 10/18/2015

The Javelina Leap Winery has much more than generous pours of the best vino in Sedona. There’s also an impressive Sunday brunch, as well as other events happening throughout the week. November 14th is Member Day, and the 20th is the Horseback Trail Ride and Terroir Discussion.

Join the winemakers for Red Wine Sunday on the 29th and December 6th. However, you can visit the winery every Sunday for a festive brunch that includes four tastings and one full glass of your favorite wine. Enjoy crepes and bagels, a selection of jams and specialty cream cheeses. Lox and a steaming sautee station are the perfect accompaniment.

Luxury is Served

Bananas foster is served tableside, and the puff pastry foie gras is incomparable. Indulge in crème fraiche, fruit crudité, and a variety of imported and domestic cheeses. The charcuterie station and pastries pair perfectly with whites, reds, and blushes.

Reservations are required, and space is limited. Plan your Sedona trip to include at least one Javelina Leap Sunday brunch for a special treat that won’t soon be forgotten. Nothing polishes off a weekend like discovery of a new favorite vino and treating your palate to a delectable spread.

Best Trip Advisor Adventures in Sedona

by: Editor on 10/18/2015

Can’t decide what to do first in Sedona? Let Trip Advisor lead the way. Thousands of travelers just like you have already detailed the good, the better, and the can’t-be-missed. At number one is Cathedral Rock where you’ll find breathtaking views and numerous trails. It’s the perfect introduction to Sedona’s outdoors—and the ideal spot to take your next social media photo.

The Red Rock Scenic Byway is the perfect drive (especially if you rented a convertible!) and lets you take in the beauty of Arizona from the comfort of your car. Chapel of the Holy Cross is an architectural achievement dubbed, “Spiritual—even if you’re not!” Oak Creek Canyon offers up another gorgeous drive as well as walking and biking trails.

Top Sedona Trips

Bell Rock, aptly named, is a beloved destination for climbers of all levels. The Devil’s Bridge Trail is an incredible natural rock formation area with various trails for different skill levels. Broken Arrow Trail is another option, or head to one of the 50+ spas in the area for some pampering and TLC.

Sedona stargazing is absolutely mesmerizing, and can be done from virtually any outdoor location. Make your trip special by checking out the view from Sedona Airport Overlook, day or night, located just a few minutes from your Best Western hotel.